Travis Fox is an Emmy Award-winning filmmaker and journalist for FRONTLINE. Studio 360's Kurt Andersen describes his films as "ambitious, subtle, tough, and remarkably beautiful." Legendary television producer Tom Bettag adds: "extraordinary, sensitive and insightful."
In 2011 "Law and Disorder," a film Fox co-produced, won a George Polk award. The piece, an investigation into the New Orleans police department in the chaotic days after Hurricane Katrina, was also nominated for an Emmy. In total Fox has worked on seven FRONTLINE films in various roles: Director, Producer, Cinematographer, and Editor.
Before joining FRONTLINE, Fox produced short films for the Washington Post. In the 10 years he spent at the Post, Fox covered every major conflict in the first decade of the 21st century. He was in Iraq during the invasion, had tours in Afghanistan as well as several reporting trips in Africa, Asia, Europe and South America. During this time, Fox was recognized for helping establish a new form of multimedia storytelling on the Internet.
In 2006, Fox received the first Emmy Award presented to a web video producer. He was also the first and only person to win both the Editor of the Year and Videographer of the Year awards from the White House News Photographers Association. He has won dozens of National Press Photographers Association and Pictures of the Year International awards and has been nominated for a total of eight Emmys.
Fox also regularly teaches filmmaking and journalism to students around the world. He is an adjunct professor at Columbia University and is on the board of the Overseas Press Club. He graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism and lives in New York.
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